Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

In the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news, we take a look at ten employment law stories that have made headlines between 13 August 2018 and 19 August 2018

  1. Co-op director claims she was sacked over her equal pay concerns – A former HR director for the Co-op is suing the company after claiming she was sacked for raising concerns over equal pay within the business (The Telegraph)
  2. Trojan horse teacher called gays ‘animals’ – A deputy head teacher who said that gay people should be eradicated has lost his latest attempt to get his job back. Razwan Faraz’s claim for unfair dismissal has been thrown out by an employment judge. Mr Faraz had alleged that he was the victim of religious discrimination when he was sacked for making homophobic comments (The Times)
  3. Schoolgirl wins £15,000 damages after standing up to boss’s ‘humiliating behaviour and unwelcome sexual advances’ – A teenage schoolgirl who stood up to her boss in her first ever job at Pizza Hut has won £15,000 damages for sex harassment. The girl, who was 16 when she started, was sexually harassed, intimidated and had her hours cut after she rejected her supervisor’s advances (The Independent)
  4. Deputy head who wanted homosexuals ‘eradicated’ loses latest job bid – Razwan Faraz alleged he was the victim of religious discrimination when he was sacked for making homophobic comments but a fresh claim for unfair dismissal has been thrown out by an employment judge (The Express)
  5. Shell UK fined after technician struck by cylinder – Shell UK Limited has today been fined for health and safety breaches after a technician was struck by a cylinder and left severely injured on the Brent Delta offshore installation (HSE)
  6. British Airways cross case winner Nadia Eweida in fresh legal battle – A British Airways employee who won a landmark legal battle to wear a cross at work plans to launch fresh action against the airline. Nadia Eweida won a claim of religious discrimination after being sent home for wearing a silver crucifix around her neck (BBC)
  7. Woman who derided ‘knob head’ colleague in work emails was unfairly dismissed, EAT rules – An employee of a motorcycle manufacturer who was fired after she called one of her colleagues a ‘knob head’ over workplace email was unfairly dismissed, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld (People Management)
  8. East Yorkshire company fined after worker loses left arm – Transportation and storage company, H Walton Ltd, was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered injuries leading to the loss of his left arm (HSE)
  9. FCA probes RBC whistleblower processes after trader fired – The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is scrutinising whistleblower protections at Royal Bank of Canada, according to the Financial Times. The move comes after former trader John Banerjee won his case for unfair dismissal against the bank last month. The regulator has been made aware of at least five more potentially similar cases (CityWire)
  10. Disability group accuses HMRC of creating “uncertainty” over sleep-in care back pay – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group says the government’s latest letter to social care providers has caused confusion (Third Sector)

About

Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk. Redmans have offices in Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kingston, Wimbledon, Ealing, Kings Cross and Marylebone (meetings strictly by appointment only).

Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

Share →

Our awards

Request a callback

    Your first name (required)

    Your last name (required)

    Your email (required)

    Your telephone number (required)

    Brief details of your enquiry

    Contact us

    Please feel free to discuss your own position and concerns. Contact your nearest office on:

    T: 020 3397 3603
    E: enquiries@redmans.co.uk
    W: www.redmans.co.uk

    Testimonials

    4.77 Average

    205 Reviews

    Gary P

    All good advice, prompt and efficient

    Posted 1 month ago

    Anonymous

    Excellent advice and customer service.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Aneet G

    I would definitely recommend Redmans. Very impressed with service provided. They were extremely proactive in handling my case which made things easier for me. Provided sound advice and resolution. Special credit for this goes to Chris who dealt with my case with great determination and consideration.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Fern M

    Very efficient and friendly

    Posted 2 months ago

    Neville S

    A professional and friendly service, which I would highly recommend.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Daniel T

    Extremely helpful and made a bad situation much more manageable. Where other solicitors seemed disinterested in my situation Redmans immediately made me feel like it was a team effort to achieve a more favourable outcome

    Posted 2 months ago

    Paul T

    Excellent, quick and informative. Chris was a real star and gave me confidence during the uncertainty if a redundancy settlement.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Marina E

    Felt in very capable hands was listened to and given excellent advice. Would not hesitate to recomend and use again if needed.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Rosa B

    Fabulous service all round.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Anonymous

    Redmans were quick to respond to my enquiry and dealt with my case professionally and personably. I received sound advice and was put at ease by Chris Hadrill, Partner.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Alkhas K

    Excellent service.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Mathias G

    Contacted them regarding my end of employment agreement. Chris Hadrill dealt with it and was done and handed back to employer same day more than happy with there service.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Mark W

    Most professional from start to finish offering very a personal service. Most impressive and quick when dealing with the matters in hand.

    Posted 4 months ago

    Anonymous

    Posted 4 months ago

    submit

    I am very glad I came across Redmans Solicitors. Fantastic service!

    Posted 4 months ago

    Anonymous

    Fantastic communication, always happy to answer queries, highly recommended.

    Posted 4 months ago

    Wavenie B

    They were very straight to the point, friendly and understanding people. I felt they had my best interest. They were easy to get hold of, replies were almost instant. 5/5 for customer service

    Posted 4 months ago

    Christina P

    Caroline was fantastic to work with - extremely knowledgeable, supportive, thorough and honest. I definitely recommend Redmans!

    Posted 4 months ago

    Anonymous

    Very well done and fast support. Professional and reliable. Highly recommended!

    Posted 4 months ago

    Helene L

    They were very knowledgable in the respected area in terms of change in law/regulations that is crucial for the clients who are seeking for legal arvice.

    Posted 4 months ago

    Sara R

    Very helpful and wonderful advice

    Posted 4 months ago